In August 2016, consumer prices increased by 0.2% year-on-yearConsumer price index - provisional results - August 2016

In August 2016, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is set to rise by 0.3% month-on-month, as in August 2015. Prices should be mainly driven by the seasonal increases in the manufactured product prices at the end of the summer sales in Metropolitan France and in some services related to tourism. In addition, food prices should keep on rising slightly, especially owing to fresh foodstuffs. These increases are likely to be partially offset by a further decline in petroleum products prices.

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Paru le : 31/08/2016
Prochaine parution le : 30/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

In August 2016, according to the provisional estimate made at the end of the month, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is set to rise by 0.3% month-on-month, as in August 2015. Prices should be mainly driven by the seasonal increases in the manufactured product prices at the end of the summer sales in Metropolitan France and in some services related to tourism. In addition, food prices should keep on rising slightly, especially owing to fresh foodstuffs. These increases are likely to be partially offset by a further decline in petroleum products prices.

Year-on-year, consumer prices should grow by 0.2%, as in the two previous months. This rise should arise mainly from the dynamism of service prices, partially offset by falls in the prices of energy and manufactured products.

In August 2016, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices is set to grow by 0.3% over the month. Year-on-year, it should expand by 0.4%, as in the previous month.

Warning: These provisional results are only preliminary data. Accordingly, they should not be used for contractual revaluations. The indices published here are based on a limited set of price observations and from estimates of some rates of change for fares which are not yet available. The complete results will be published on 14 September 2016.

tableauFE_English – Consumer price index

Year-on-year change %; 2015: 100
Consumer price index
Weight 2016 Aug. 2015 July 2016 Aug. 2016 (p)
CPI - All items* 10000 0.0 0.2 0.2
Food 1615 0.8 1.2 1.4
- Fresh food 217 7.9 8.5 10.5
- Other food products 1398 −0.1 0.1 0.1
Tobacco 195 0.3 0.1 0.1
Energy 773 −5.1 −3.3 −3.1
Manufactured products 2651 −1.1 −0.3 −0.4
Services 4766 1.3 0.8 0.7
HICP** - All items 10000 0.1 0.4 0.4
  • (p) provisional results

GraphiqueFE_English – Variations of the consumer price index

  • *: Consumer Price Indices
  • **: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices
  • Geographical coverage: metropolitan France excluding Mayotte
  • Source: INSEE - Consumer Price Indices